Deer hunters often daydream of pursuing a big bugling elk in the mountains, but chasing a whitetail is different in many ways than going after an elk.
Different skill sets and expectations are required. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation offers three tips to help new elk hunters make the transition from fantasy to reality.
Brandon Bates, host of “RMEF Team Elk” on Outdoor Channel, is familiar with the dream. He grew up in southern Louisiana chasing white-tailed deer with gun and bow. Like thousands of his counterparts across the country, Bates spent countless quiet hours in low-country treestands while imagining snowy peaks, alpine meadows, dark timber basins and giant bulls.